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Re: Question for you about meds w/therapy

Posted by emmanuel98 on June 13, 2009, at 21:16:22

In reply to Re: Question for you about meds w/therapy emmanuel98, posted by Phillipa on June 13, 2009, at 21:03:35

Pretty much. I still get into these really deep depressions. The only drug that really works for me, and it works like a charm, is abilify. Unfortunately, it also makes me gain weight. So I've been on and off of it and when I'm off, my mood gets pretty dark.

On the other hand, I had a lot of problems dealing with life before I started therapy. I had no friends; my husband was about to leave me; I was in debt and addicted to drugs; I had had a professional setback that I could not accept and let go of, that I chewed over day and night; my emotional responses were so out of control that I couldn't deal with people at all.

These problems are gone today. That's what therapy helped me with, learning to recognize emotions, talk about problems in relationships, controlling emotional responses, stuff like that. The depression really feels more physiological and out of my control. My T has me working with another T -- a social worker who does DBT -- to get more control over the depression.

> I just have to ask if you don't want to answer that's fine are you stable today with or without meds? Thanks Phillipa


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